Added Sugars Conference

Updated:Nov 10,2010

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The American Heart Association conducted a two-day interactive and collaborative forum where around 110 professionals engaged in food production, development, and processing, food manufacturing and servicing, regulation and legislation, and nutrition recommendations received updates from experts and shared information.  Participants also discussed ways to translate the recently published American Heart Association added sugars consumption recommendation into programs and implement the recommendation to improve the overall American diet.


AHA Added Sugars Conference
May 5-6, 2010
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Washington, DC

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Please see below for key elements of the conference agenda and presentations.


Day 1:  May 5, 2010


Session I:Welcome and Meeting Overview
  
8:30 - 8:35 a.m.

Objectives and Expected Outcomes
Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, Northwestern University
Presentation

  
8:35 - 8:45 a.m.Definitions and Examples of Added Sugars and Conference Scope
Brent Flickinger, PhD, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Presentation
  
8:45 - 8:50 a.m.Overview of Agenda
Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, Northwestern University
Presentation
  
Session II:Current Added Sugars Recommendations
  
8:50 - 9:10 a.m.

American Heart Association Recommendation
Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Vermont
Presentation

  
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Added Sugars Recommendations:  From the DRIs to the Current US Dietary Guidelines
Joanne R. Lupton, PhD, Texas A&M University
Presentation
  
9:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Overview of International Trends and Recommendations
Jim Mann, PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand
Presentation

  
9:55 - 10:15 a.m.Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees.
  
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Break
  
Session III:Consumers and Added Sugars in Food Supply
  
10:30- 10:55 a.m.Measuring Added Sugars
Amy F. Subar, PhD, MPH, RD. U.S. National Cancer Institute
Presentation
  
10:55 - 11:15 a.m.Added Sugars in Diets of Individuals and the Food Environment
Susan M. Krebs-Smith, PhD, U.S. National Cancer Institute
Presentation
  
11:15 - 11:35 a.m.Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees.
  
11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.Lunch
  
Session IV:Food Technology Behind Added Sugars
  
12:35 - 12:55 p.m.Role of Sugars in Foods and Why Sugars are Added
John S. White, PhD, White Technical Research
Presentation
  
12:55 -1:15 p.m.Sugar Substitutes and Functionality
Darryl Holliday for John Finley, PhD, Louisiana State University
Presentation
  
1:15 - 1:35 p.m.Challenges, Successes, and Unintended Consequences of Reducing Levels of Sugars Added to Foods
Eyal Shimoni, PhD, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Presentation
  
1:35 - 1:55 p.m.Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees.
  
Session V:Added Sugars and Health
  
1:55 - 2:15 p.m.Added Sugars and Health (Adults)
Frank Sacks, MD, Harvard School of Public Health
Presentation
  
2:15 - 2:35 p.m. Epidemiological Aspects of Added Sugars and Health in Children
Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, University of Colorado
Presentation
  
2:35 - 2:55 p.m. Dietary Sugars & Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Childhood
Rae-Ellen Kavey, MD, University of Rochester
Presentation
  
2:55 - 3:15 p.m. Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees. 
  
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.Break
  
Session VI:Food Manufacturer Perspectives
  
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Food Industry Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (Case #1 - Beverages)
Marge Leahy, PhD, The Coca-Cola Company
Presentation
  
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.Food Industry Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (Case #2 - Candy and Sweets)
Alison Bodor, National Confectioners Association
Presentation
  
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.Food Industry Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (Case #3 - Baked Goods)
Brian Strouts, American Institute of Baking International
Presentation
  
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.Food Industry Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (Case #4 - Dairy Foods and Beverages)
Ann Ocana, Innovation Cetner for U.S. Dairy
Presentation not available
  
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Food Industry Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities (Case #5 - Cereals)
Kathy Wiemer, MS, RD, General Mills
Presentation
  
4:45 - 5:05 p.m.Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees. 
  
5:05 - 5:10 p.m.Closing Remarks for Day 1
Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Vermont
  
  
Day 2:  May 6, 2010 


8:30 - 8:35 a.m.Opening Remarks
Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Vermont
  
Session VII (A):Translation and Implementation of Added Sugars Intake Recommendations
  
8:35 - 8:50 a.m.Historical Perspective of Added Sugars Labeling
Virginia Wilkening, MS, RD
Presentation
  
8:50 - 9:10 a.m.Added Sugars on the Food Label, Regulating, Monitoring, and Compliance
Kathy Ellwood, PhD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Presentation
  
9:10 - 9: 30 a.m.Sweet Talk:  Small Changes to Better Health
Rachel Lindstrom, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Presentation
  
9:30 - 9:50 a.m.Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees. 
  
Session VII (B):Translation and Implementation of Added Sugars Intake Recommendations
  
9:50 - 10:10 a.m.Modeling food intakes to Achieve Nutrient Adequacy with Limited Energy Intake
Susan I Barr, PhD, RD, University of British Columbia
Presentation
  
10:10 - 10:30 a.m.Positive Approaches to Improve Eating Behaviors and the Food Environment
Gary Foster, PhD, Temple University
Presentation
  
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.Facilitated discussion
Panelists responded to questions from attendees.
  
10:50 - 10:55 a.m.Closing General Sessions - Where to go from here?
Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Presentation
  
Session VIII:Breakout Sessions
  
10:55 - 11:05 a.m.Issues to address in breakout sessions
Brent Flickinger, PhD, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  
11:05 - 11:15 a.m.Break
  
11:15 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.Facilitated breakout discussions and working sessions
Groups broke for lunch as determined by the facilitator. 
  
2:25 - 3:10 p.m.Summary of breakout session discussions
Breakout sesion facilitator/leaders reported back to the entire audience.
  
3:10 - 3:15 p.m.Concluding Remarks
Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Vermont
  
3:15 p.m.Adjourn

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